Job reference: 142582
Salary: Current Salary will apply
Job closing date: 02/04/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 12
Job posted date: 17/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley
Department: Surgical

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Clinical Director –Emergency Care and Inpatients - Surgery: General Surgery, Orthopaedics / Trauma & Urology.

Fixed Term Appointment – 3yrs                                        

The Acute Services Team is seeking to recruit a Clinical Director for Surgery within the emergency care and inpatients team. Working with the Acute Services Management Team and fellow medical leaders, to provide clinical director leadership for general surgery, orthopaedics / trauma and urology.

The Acute Services Team

Associate Medical Directors      

Karen Adamson, Chris Cairns, Sara Else

Interim Head of Service for Emergency Care & Inpatients

Judith Rooney

Head of Service for Ambulatory Care, Diagnostics and Theatres

Marie Gardner

Heads of Nursing       

Louise Boyle and Patrick Rafferty

Deputy Medical Director   

 Juliette Murray

Chief Nurse

Phyllis Wilkieson

Interim Director of Acute Services  

Jonathan Best

The Clinical Director will also be a member of a wider system Medical Leadership groupThe Medical Leadership group will meet regularly and influence decision making for NHS Forth Valley, undertake prioritisation and assist in delivering the key strategic and operational priorities.  The Medical Leadership group will also have opportunities for learning and peer support.

The Clinical Director role is an opportunity to improve the quality of care for patients both in the surgical sphere and across the wider whole system.  The Clinical Director will, where required, be supported to further develop their leadership skills.

The Clinical Director role requires:

  • Understanding what excellence looks like in your services, communicating that vision and guiding improvement towards it, in conjunction with the wider management team
  • Understanding, and working to, the “Triple Aim” of improved health of the population, improved effectiveness of our treatments and the importance of cost-effective and sustainable healthcare
  • Valuing and supporting your team to be resilient and engaged
  • Taking responsibility for effective clinical governance and quality improvement arrangements within your areas
  • Taking responsibility for efficient and effective delivery of service performance targets within your areas
  • Taking responsibility for high quality job planning
  • Working as a key team member with an understanding of the complexities of the wider organisation

Each Clinical Director will have three sessions, one of which will be from SPA allocation and two from DCC sessions.

Applications in the form of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and a written statement in support of your application should be submitted to by the closing date of 2nd April 2023

Interviews to be confirmed

Interested candidates should discuss with Miss Juliette Murray and Dr Chris Cairns

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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